Separating out skill sets and associated guilt.
Don’t ignore that little chat window — it can often be the best part of a video meeting.
Inefficient meetings, re-building identical products and processes, and always asking around for answers are but symptoms of something deeper.
Productivity for producitivity’s sake is a dead end.
Refusing to engage with digital tools and opportunities is going to hurt in the short and long-runs.
Machine Learning is problematic when we stop questioning the output.
Combining ‘satisfy’ and ‘suffice’ into the first acceptable option.
Breaking down the value, hype, and challenges of hackathons for people and organizations.
An accessible guide to over 500 resources for those wanting to do good in the world, with a litltle nudge from technology
Part 3 of a 3-part series on Tech4Good.
Designing, developing, and shipping a computer vision app to detect mosquito eggs.
15 resources jumping offtens of thousands of resources related to COVID-19.
Part 2 of a 3-part series on Tech4Good.
Part 1 of a 3-part series on Tech4Good.
The history of Peace Corps and Digital.
A helpful round-up of some important and insightful examples.
An internal debate on the relative focus on technology.
Everyday concepts turned on their head.
Learning how algorithms cut corners and achieve their goal.
Publishing a sketchbook of ways to more easily remember numbers.
A way to inject mindfulness into your daily routines.
An accessible guide for all kinds of Tech-for-Good resources.
Reflections on 5 years at Peace Corps, and its unsure future.
3 Things that will make for far Better Presentations.
Extrapolating from ones and zeroes.
How tinkering teaches us to reassess.
The concepts that keep popping up (or ought to).
Inspirational quotes in a new tab as a Google Chrome Extension.
In no particular order.
Using virtual reality to tell stories and be more empathetic.
Slow down, relax, don’t do it.
Visualizing the Periodic Table over time.
Reflecting on the stated boundaries of Sherlock Holmes’ areas of knowledge might surprise you.
Secret Sender, Palm Pilot, Siemens, Alcatel.
From idea to design to device in one morning.
A de-classified CIA manual hits a little too close to home.
Tracing the history of Peace Corps’ iconic logo since 1961.
‘Design thinking’ has become a useful lens for Volunteers to approach problem-solving in their projects.
Digital resources in one place for easy retrieval and downloading.
A walkthrough of web scraping and organization to consolidate over 800 blogs for news and information.
Kicking off the side project to collect, translate, and package decades of well-worn expat recipe discoveries and wisdom.
‘Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking’ prototype app idea for matching Peace Corps volunteers with projects around the world.
4 Areas where 3D printing can play a significant role for social good.
A collection of work I did promoting 3D printing for social good, both in grad school, Peace Corps headquarters, and beyond.
A concept for a new Peace Corps landing page.
Visualizing with Mapbox for Blog Submissions Data.
A partnership between the CDC and Peace Corps in Liberia offers a glimpse into the sustained connectivity of Peace Corps.
A walkthrough of building a responsive dashboard in Excel.
Developing a real-time map visualization for Peace Corps volunteer activities focused on malaria education.
The process of developing a static report of country snapshot information.
A product development story of the knowledge management platform for Peace Corps Volunteers.
Changing the culture of Peace Corps to embrace digital technologies.
It’s one thing to build a knowledge-sharing platform, it’s another thing to understand why we are doing it.
A snapshot of my 2010 technology in the Global South research.